Tuesday, April 20, 2010

A little update... (20th April 2010)

Assalamualaikum...

No need to say, it has been very very long...

During this 3 months hiatus, so many things have happened. Some of them sweet, some bittersweet, and of course, some bitter. But, life has to move on, and so here we are, one third of 2010 is almost behind us, facing the ups and downs of our future life, while trying and praying to Allah for the best...

Okay, the paragraph above may sounds gloomy; but rest assured. I just have a little headache right now and furthermore, it's raining lightly outside while i'm writing this, thus giving the cold and gloomy effect here. Other than that, everything is shining brightly as usual... if not brighter.

First of all, to all my friends that keep asking about 'baby', i wish i can tell you it's 'on the way' now. But sadly, no, it isn't... yet! But please... pray for me and my wife, will ya? Allah knows how much we want one now, and not a day passed by without me praying with all my heart for my wife to get pregnant.
Meanwhile, don't worry. We'll keep trying and do our best to make sure it becomes reality...

Secondly, after a little more than a year of waiting, my first book will come out this April. Published by Alaf 15, a division under Alaf 21, this is actually my second book, but the first one to be published.
The title is 'Pengembaraan Afiq' and it's a teen story, centered on a boy named Afiq and his little sister, Hana in their quest to find their parent that were taken from them. Together, they embark on a journey of a their life, while uncovering the real meaning of love, friendship and sacrifice. A light reading, i would say, but very fulfilling. This is the first book under Alaf 15 banner, and I'm really proud and grateful for this opportunity. Alhamdulillah.

This is the cover of the book. You can also find it at http://alaf15.blogspot.com/





As soon as the book is out, InsyaAllah, i will post an entry regarding the book and maybe the process behind the writing of this book...  
Oh, and as you would have known by the look of it, the book will be in Malay. An English book? Hopefully soon...
So, until then, may Allah bless us all and everything we do.
Thank you,

AidanZ

5 comments:

Nurshuhada Zainon said...

cutenye layout...!! insyAlllah, i will difinetely get one.

amirmukhtar said...

ni nak abis april dah ni?

nak beli & dptkan autograf penulis ni...

nasri said...

mabruk ya akhi! tumpang gembira dengan kelahiran buku ini. semoga ia akan menjadi titik tolak untuk lebih rancak menari dengan pena.

Aidan Z said...

Assalamualaikum...

Thanks Shu, Amir, Nas... for the support.

God bless us all

Aidan Z said...

Assalamualaikum...

So i just heard from my editor, that unfortunately, instead of April, the book will come out in early May, due to some delay in printing process...
InsyaAllah...